Terps move sophomore Jacquille Veii from running back to wide receiver

Baltimore Sun Media Group

COLLEGE PARK — Randy Edsall’s plan all along was to re-assess Maryland’s depth chart after the first week of preseason practice, and the coach announced two position changes before the Terps’ practice Tuesday night.

Edsall moved running back Jacquille Veii from running back to slot receiver and highly touted freshman offensive lineman Damian Prince from left tackle to left guard.

“[They are] things that we think can help us,” Edsall said.

Veii made some plays at running back during the first week of preseason practice and was the fastest and most elusive of Maryland's running backs, but the Terps are deep in the backfield with juniors Brandon Ross and Albert Reid and sophomore Wes Brown.

Maryland is deep at wide receiver as well, but the 5-foot-9, 187-pound Veii will try to use that speed and athleticism to get on the field.

Prince will compete for a backup job behind first-team left guard Silvano Altamirano.





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